Monday, August 1, 2016
A Beauty Refined
Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father's plans--for the gemstones and his daughter--are not what they seem.
Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie--a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.
Meeting Ian has changed everything. Phoebe is determined to stay in America, regardless of her father's plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger as the deception begins to unravel.
My thoughts: While I didn't read the first book in the Sapphire Brides series, I feel like it didn't hinder me from enjoying this story. Tracie does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life and drawing readers into the story. I like that she tackles hard issues with her stories, such as domestic abuse in this one. While it isn't an easy topic to read about, she does a wonderful job of weaving a sensitive subject into her story and creating awareness.
I also like that her stories have a strong Christian message.
I look forward to reading the other books in this series!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.